Coming Soon: New Latino Stories in Film!

The submissions are in! Our judges are now reviewing screenplays from Latino filmmakers around the country. Ten semi-finalists will be selected by July 11, and three finalists will be chosen by August 1. Our finalists will have their screenplays produced into a short film with mentorship from some of the most influential Latino voices in the industry. The films will debut on Spotlight Dorado later this year, and the winner will be decided by popular vote. Stay tuned!

The Program

Spotlight Dorado was created to empower and amplify aspiring Latino voices across different industries, starting off with film. We’re not just here to open doors, but to champion the creativity, talent and determination of Latino creators across the country.

Behind The Scenes

Spotlight Dorado finalists will receive guidance and mentorship from some of the most recognized Latinos in the film industry as they bring their vision to life.

Stephanie Beatriz


Headshot of Carlos Lopez Estrada

Carlos López Estrada


Ilana Peña


Danay Garcia


Nancy C. Mejía


Coming Soon


Our judges will select ten (10) Semi-finalists


Three (3) finalists will be chosen, and will meet the Mentors


Production begins on the finalists’ short films

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